Discover the Prophet’s morning routine and experience complete health and spiritual satisfaction.
The Prophet used to wake up when the rooster crowed and would then praise Allah, affirm His Greatness and Oneness, supplicate to Him, and he would use siwak (natural toothbrush). He would then perform ablution and stand before his Lord reciting His Speech (the Qur’an), praising Him and hoping in Him with eagerness and fear, What actions can be more preserved for the health of the heart, body, soul, and general strength and that acquires the favors of this life and the Next Life than these actions?
A Natural Approach to Detoxification”
As for the Prophet’s guidance while busy and while free, we will mention a part of the Prophet’s guidance that will satisfy us that his guidance in this regard was the most perfect. It is a fact that the body relies on food and drink for its survival. It is In addition a fact that not all of the food and nourishment is digested when consumed. Rather, a part of it remains, and as time goes by, these substances accumulate in various qualities and quantities in the body. These accumulations harm the body because they cause clogs in different vessels and make the body feel heavy. If one gets rid of these substances by extracting them with medication, the body is harmed because most of these medications are toxic to varying degrees; In fact, the medicinal extracts the beneficial substances along with the harmful ones. As for the quality of these substances, the body is harmed when they heat up, spoil, become cold, or weaken the natural heat and energy from fully maturing the excess substances.
How Physical Activity Promotes Health and Vitality
The clogs caused by the residual substances are harmful whether they remain in the body or get extracted. Moving is one of the best methods to deny these substances the chance to accumulate. Moving heats the organs and dissipates the leftover substances disallowing them from accumulating with time. The body will In addition get used to being energetic and light through physical activity and will optimize the intake of food, firm up the joints, and strengthen the muscles and the ligaments. Moderate physical activity immunizes the body against most ailments and mood changes, provided the activity is done at the right time and under the proper circumstances.
Sports for Body and Soul
Horse riding, archery, wrestling, and running are sports for the whole body. These types of sports dissipate chronic ailments, such as leprosy, dropsy, and constipation. Furthermore, the heart needs a type of sport that entails learning, behaving, and feeling happiness, joy, patience, firmness, courage, forbearing, performing righteous good deeds, and so forth. Patience, love, courage, and kindness are among the best types of sports or physical activity for the inner self. When the heart learns these types of physical activities little by little, these attributes will firmly reside in the heart and will be characteristic of that person. In short, when you learn the Prophet’s guidance in this regard, you will realize that it is the most perfect and beneficial and that it preserves good health and the power of the body. It is beneficial for worldly affairs and the Next Life.
The Power of Prayer: A Source of Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Well-being
In addition, there is no doubt that prayer preserves the health of the body and helps dissolve its excess and residual substances. It In addition preserves faith and brings happiness in this and the Next Life. Standing up in prayer at night preserves health. Prayer In addition helps against acute ailments and energizes the body, heart, and soul profoundly.
In the Sahihain it is narrated that the Prophet said:
Islam’s Holistic Approach to Health and Well-being: Fasting, Jihad, and More
The Islamic commandment of Fasting preserves health and is a type of physical activity for body and soul, No one whose character is not spoiled could ever deny these facts. As for Jihad and what it entails of various movements and activities, it is one of the best preservers of strength, good health, firmness of the heart and body, and extracting unwanted residual substances that accumulate in the body. Jihad helps remove sadness, grief, anguish, and depression. Only those who have tasted this cure know these facts. Hajj and performing the rest of its obligations, horse racing, helping other people achieve their needs and rights, visiting the sick, following funerals, walking to the mosque to perform Jummah, and congregational prayers, performing ablution, and taking a bath all have similar effects and benefits.
Following the Prophet’s Path: A Recipe for Health, Success, and Spiritual Fulfillment
The act of maintaining health and aiding the body in the healthy passing of liquid and solid wastes is essential. There is an added benefit in these acts as they help acquire the good of this life and the Next Life and fend off harm. Now, we should realize that the Prophet’s guidance in all of this is the best. His guidance is superior regarding the treatment of the heart and the body, preserving their well-being and fending off harm from them. There is no more proof for those who have been given the correct guidance than what we have already mentioned. Indeed, all success comes from Allah Alone.